» Resources for Students of Color

This is an online resource for students who identify as people of color This webpage was created in collaboration between Cross-Cultural Engagement and The Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color. Want to add a resource to this page? Contact us!

+ - On Campus Resources

DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

The Dean of Students Office, as with all concerns, serves as a resource for students by assisting in matters that impact the learning of all students.

Contact: Jerry Price | Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students | (714) 997-6721 | jprice@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 101

DeAnn Yocum Gaffney | Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students | (714) 997-6721 | gaffney@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 101

Chris Hutchison | Assistant Dean of Students | (714) 628-7321 | hutchiso@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 303F


CAMPUS INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The Student Government Association Campus Inclusion Committee addresses issues of diversity and equity affecting the campus. The committee actively seeks the concerns of underrepresented groups on campus and challenges itself to solve those issues.

Contact: sga@chapman.edu


CHAPMAN DIVERSITY PROJECT

The Chapman Diversity Project, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

ADVISORY GROUP ON THE STATUS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR

Meets Thursdays, 10AM-11AM, every two weeks

Chapman’s Advisory Groups evaluate and recommend services, policies and programs for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Each Advisory Group is comprised of students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees and is open to people of all identities.

Contact: Farrah Su | Student Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color | su114@mail.chapman.edu

Tekle Woldemikael | Faculty Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color | woldemik@chapman.edu

Traci Mueller | Staff Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color | tmueller@chapman.edu


CROSS-CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Cross-Cultural Engagement offers programs and services that encourage students to explore, celebrate, and share their diverse cultures; further examine and cultivate the multiple aspects of their personal identities; develop an appreciation of and respect for diversity; and hone their skills in cross-cultural leadership and dialogue while creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Contact: Leti Romo | Asst. Director of Student Engagement, Cross-Cultural Engagement | (714) 628-7242 | lromo@chapman.edu

CCE also provides the following opportunity: 

BREAKING GROUND: FACING RACE

The Breaking Ground: Facing Race training is an educational intervention program where participants will be introduced to concepts revolving around race, including racism and white privilege. Students will develop an awareness of the manner in which race affects our society today as well as the Chapman community. Participants will learn the definition of race, as well as different forms of oppression. Furthermore, we will explore the demographics of the student body and faculty here at Chapman University based on race. In addition participants will learn about Hate Incident and Hate Crime protocol. By the end of this training, individuals will have the knowledge of how to become a better ally and how to actively advocate for different identities.


CROSS-CULTURAL INITIATIVES

Cross-Cultural Initiatives provides a series of engaging experiences that expose students to multiple viewpoints on a variety of issues, as well as highlight the many different cultures that comprise the Chapman student community.

Contact: Leti Romo, Chair, Cross-Cultural Initiatives | (714) 628-7242 | lromo@chapman.edu

CCI EDUCATION AND RESOURCE TEAM

CERT is an advisory group comprised of faculty, staff, and students devoted to a stronger, more inclusive community at Chapman. CERT works to empower students following potential bias incidents that affect our campus community.


HUMAN RESOURCES

Chapman University is committed to providing an environment which is free of any form of harassment and discrimination. You can report any instances of harassment and/or discrimination to the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer. 

ContactMisha Martinez | Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer, Human Resources | (714) 997-6847 | mismarti@chapman.edu

+ - Student Organizations


ASIAN PACIFIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Asian Pacific Student Association at Chapman University has been making strides to strengthen our multicultural presence and work towards a diversified approach to bringing together students on campus. While we would like to build a strong connection with our members and the surrounding API community primary member base through social and cultural activities, APSA would also like to dedicate itself to raising social justice awareness among the general API community at Chapman.


BLACK STUDENT UNION

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to empower the Black community at Chapman University by providing fundamental support, resources, and information, and by fostering connections with the other communities on campus.

CHINESE CULTURAL CLUB

The Chinese Culture Club at Chapman University aims to promote and spread awareness of Chinese culture both on and off campus. Club membership is open to anyone interested in learning any aspect of the Mandarin Chinese language, history, society or anything related to Chinese culture, modern and ancient.


JAPANESE CLUB

The Chapman University Japanese Club is a group for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. Our primary goals are to add an extracurricular and social component to students in the Japanese department as well as make the culture and language available to the greater student body.


KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The purpose or mission of KSA is to heighten the cultural awareness of Korean culture at Chapman University, provide educational and social opportunities for students to be engaged with Korean culture and history, and network with other Southern California Korean Student Associations on other campuses.


LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The LASA's purpose is to unite Chapman's Latin American community of students. The Latin American Student Association strives to promote awareness for Chapman's Latin American students and their original countries which provide a sense of diversity to Chapman's community. The LASA is open for any person of Latin American descent as well as any other member of the Chapman community who is interested in the culture and history of Latin America.


MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL CHICANO DE AZTLAN

M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chican@ community in order to liberate nuestra gente, and undertakes the responsibility of retaining identity and furthering cultural awareness. M.E.Ch.A also uplifts and mobilizes Chican@s through higher education and implement plans of action concerning Chican@s, while also advocating for other social justice issues that are impacting the Chapman community, nation, or elsewhere.


NIKKEI STUDENT UNION

The main purpose of the club is to create a place for the Japanese community at Chapman to gather and share experiences. It will help international students from Japan transition into the Chapman community, connect with their own Japanese background by learning about Japanese culture and language, and will promote international career opportunities by creating a network for students.


QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR COLLECTIVE

The Queer and Trans People of Color Collective serves to create a safe space for students who identify as non-white queer and/or transgender people, advocate for issues that queer people of color face, promote an understanding of intersectionality, create a platform for action, and engage the larger campus in awareness of queer, transgender, and race issues. Together we can gather to understand the issues that queer and trans persons of color face as we engage politics, history, art, and dialogue. All allies welcome.


TAIWANESE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The purpose of TASA is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation related to Taiwanese/American identities through social gatherings and/or educational programs. The TASA at Chapman shall serve as the Chapman University branch of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA).

Advocates for Students of Color

Here you can find a list of staff, faculty and administrators who are advocates for student diversity and inclusion at Chapman. While all staff, faculty and administrators are advocates for students, the people in these lists have committed to being an open door and advocate for students from underrepresented communities.